Race and Racism in America
Say His Name: Five Days for George Floyd
The police killing of George Floyd sparked a global uprising. The epicenter was in director Cy Dodson’s Minneapolis neighborhood, where he captured an immersive observation of unrest, anger, and hope in the five days between the killing of Mr. Floyd and the announcement of charges filed against the police officers.
FRONTLINE: Policing the Police
How do you change a troubled police department? FRONTLINE goes inside the Newark Police Department — one of many forces in America ordered to reform. As the country’s debate over race, policing and civil rights continues to unfold, the New Yorker's Jelani Cobb examines allegations of police abuses in Newark, N.J. and the challenge of fixing a broken relationship with the community.
THE TALK: Race in America
This two-hour documentary is about the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. This program originally aired in 2017.
America in Black and Blue
On this special edition of PBS NewsHour Weekend, in one week two black men killed by police and five Dallas officers were gunned down. Mourning the losses and demanding justice -- voices are raised across the country. How can we find common ground? Alison Stewart anchors this one-hour special “America in Black and Blue” from New York.
INDEPENDENT LENS: The First Rainbow Coalition
In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party formed alliances across ethnic and racial lines with other community-based movements in the city, including Latino group the Young Lords and southern whites the Young Patriots. Banding together in one of postwar America's most segregated cities to confront issues like police brutality and substandard housing, they called themselves the Rainbow Coalition.
BASIC BLACK: Anti-Asian Violence
The rise of anti-Asian hate and violence has caused a new racial reckoning. Local advocates within the Asian-American community join the panel to address issues affecting the Asian American community and how to find solutions.
RECONSTRUCTION: America After the Civil War
Reconstruction will explore the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change.
UNSPOKEN: America's Native American Boarding Schools
KUED takes a moving and insightful look into the history, operation, and legacy of the federal Indian Boarding School system, whose goal was total assimilation of Native Americans at the cost of stripping away Native culture, tradition, and language.
THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: Many Rivers to Cross
This series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent right up to today when America remains a nation deeply divided by race.
This Peabody Award-winning documentary from New Mexico PBS looks at the European arrival in the Americas from the perspective of the Pueblo Peoples.